[PATCH 01/12] dbus-core: Move to hw/xfree86/common dir

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Wed Jan 29 21:47:57 PST 2014

On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 09:21:45PM -0800, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> On 01/29/14 09:16 PM, Keith Packard wrote:
> >>* sorry, BSDs, Solaris, etc. start using evdev already.
> >
> >The sad thing is that 'back in the day', Unix kernels *did* offer this
> >kind of standardized interface to input devices. Of course, being Unix,
> >none of them were the same. Sigh.
> Yes, we still have one under Solaris - "VUID", which is what the
> xf86-input-mouse & -kbd drivers talk to.   In theory I could rearchitect
> xf86-input-evdev to talk to VUID too, but have never had enough of a need
> to invest that kind of time as long as -mouse & -kbd keep working.

my long-term plan is to replace xf86-input-* with xf86-input-libinput.
that is/will be a wrapper around libinput which provides almost drop-in
functionality for the other drivers, including a couple of things that
weren't possible before with the current driver model.

so it's less that the driver needs to get switched to vuid, the _kernel_
needs to provide evdev functionality.


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